Welcome To The Future – Rodent and Human Techno-Telepathy, God Damn!


Sleeping easy? Well, I wouldn’t! Not while god damn mice are moving god damn objects with their god damn brains:

Via New Scientist:

Kevin Warwick and Ben Whalley at the University of Reading, UK, have already used rat brain cells to control a simple wheeled robot

Some 300,000 rat neurons grown in a nutrient broth and producing spikes of electrical activity were connected to the output of the robot’s distance sensors. The neurons proved capable of steering the robot around a small enclosure.

But don’t fucking worry! With the forthcoming Rodent Uprising, apparently we’ll be able to use our own futuristic mind powers. FUCK YOU JEAN GREY, I’M AWESOME NOW:

To make the system a better model of human disease, a culture of human neurons will be connected to the robot once the current work with rat cells is completed. This will be the first instance of human cells being used to control a robot.

Doesn’t anyone watch Terminator? Or Blade Runner? Or Battlestar Galactica? Or The Matrix? Or Pinky and the Brain? This shit is going to end in tears.